Premier Ben Gurion Asks American Students to Remain in Israel

Premier David Ben Gurion, appearing as an unexpected guest at a reception for 25 American theological students who are returning to the United States after completing a 30-day course of study, spent two hours yesterday in a give-and-take discussion with the students on various Israeli and world Jewish problems. The American students fired questions at him ranging from the position of Orthodox Jews in Israel to Israeli foreign affairs.

The Premier appealed to the students to remain in Israel, asserting that American Jewish youth had an “historic opportunity” in Israel at this time; an opportunity which would never be repeated. He said that they could help inculcate the Jewish spirit in new immigrants.

A party of 25 Hebrew teachers have arrived In Israel from Argentina. They will take intensive courses on Jewish and Israeli problems. The courses are offered by the Jewish Agency as part of its world-wide educational program.

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